9 days in Washington DC, New York City & Boston Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC, New York City & Boston Itinerary

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9 days in Washington DC, New York City & Boston Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
3
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Washington DC

2
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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): go for a walk through The High Line, go for a walk through Central Park, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel planning site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 1st (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Boston online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Boston reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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